I came across this page recently for romance genre novels. There is a bar graph titled, "Activities that do or do not interest the Romance Buyer". I keep coming across articles and blogs that suggest creating a platform or online presence for yourself if you want to be a published author. However, according to the poll, the opposite is true. I'm not a romance author, but I find these stats interesting, because romance is a popular genre. I've always dreaded the part of social media, platforms, websites, etc for an author, and thought it was a waste of time for the author when they could be writing and researching their next work. Others say a platform is vital, create a fan base, etc. I don't agree with using a webpage to create a fan base. Maybe its a generation thing, are younger readers more apt to use smartphones and the internet to go to these webpages, where older audiences don't care? Maybe its a tech thing, where people don't have the technology to visit a webpage, but have access to paper books? What do you think? The link was removed by the mods, but if you cut and paste the name of the graph above in a search engine, the link should be the first one, scroll down through the graphs.